SGMC gives update on COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru progress

SGMC gives update on COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru progress

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) gave an update Tuesday on how drive-thru vaccinations have been going.

SGMC began this drive-thru on Jan. 13 and as of Tuesday, they have vaccinated 2,789 people.
SGMC began this drive-thru on Jan. 13 and as of Tuesday, they have vaccinated 2,789 people. (Source: WALB)

They began this drive-thru on Jan. 13 and as of Tuesday, they have vaccinated 2,789 people.

The hospital is taking 250 appointments per day, with a goal of eventually expanding.

Sherri Felkel with SGMC said everything has been going smooth. She says people have been very excited to get their shot.

Felkel said they’ve been seeing a lot of patients 65 and older.

She believes it’s because they don’t want to risk getting COVID-19.

The hospital is taking 250 appointments per day, with a goal of eventually expanding.
The hospital is taking 250 appointments per day, with a goal of eventually expanding. (Source: WALB)

”We’re just so happy we can do this for the community because that is our goal: to get the community immunized so we can go back to life as it was,” said Felkel

Appointments seem to be filled up until mid-February, but they want to remind everyone to monitor the website daily.

People may cancel or change their appointment days and times, making it possible to get one sooner.

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